Only some 21% of fines for violating virus rules have been paid — report

Only some 21 percent of fines dished out for alleged violations of the Health Ministry’s coronavirus guidelines have been paid, according to figures published by the Ynet news site.

Citing official statistics, the report says 42,342 fines totaling some NIS 17 million ($5.2 million) had been paid by Thursday, out of the 196,319 fines totaling NIS 99 million ($29.4 million) handed out until then.

Of the fines that were paid, only 45% were paid within the 90-day period required by law, according to the news site.

A Jerusalem man is fined by a police officer for failing to wear a face mask outside on July 03, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

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